2010 APTA Junior National Championships

2010 APTA Junior Nationals
Saturday, January 30th, 2010
New Canaan, CT
11 a.m. Start

FEBRUARY 1, 2010

Winners & Finalists   Slide Show #1   Slide Show #2   NPR Radio Segment   Video Preview

Junior players from Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania and Illinois gathered this weekend for the 2010 APTA Junior National Championship in New Canaan, CT. It was cold out, but the children were hearty and there were lots of smiles, lots of pizza, and most importantly, lots of great platform tennis.

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The tournament was kicked off with a Friday night party that included clinics, games and food. Then the action kicked into high gear on Saturday with opening round robins followed by single elimination draws.

The group of winners includes some new names, some familiar names, children of current players, and a few children of former junior players. Ted Manges, a finalist in the 10 & Under, is the son of Hardy Manges, who holds both 18 & Under and 15 & Under junior titles. Corey Delaney, winner of the 18 & Under,  is the daughter of Bobo Mangan Delaney, who holds two 18 & Under titles (not to mention Women's Mixed and Senior titles).

All contestants received goody bags and great vests, and the winners won director's chairs. In the hands of tournament director Mike Gillespie and a well oiled committee, the tournament was beautifully run.

National Public Radio Covers the Junior Nationals

Those of us who start the day with the radio tuned to National Public Radio got a treat Monday morning when Morning Edition aired a 3 minute segment (in radio time 3 minutes is practically feature length) on the 2010 APTA Junior Nationals, which were held this weekend in New Canaan, CT. Most of our sport's news coverage is local, but occasionally platform tennis hits a wider audience, and it's great to have that happen for a junior tournament.

WSHU reporter Craig LeMoult was at New Canaan Field Club this past Saturday at the tournament, His piece features bits from interviews with junior participants Harry Colville (Montclair) and Robbie Gavigan (Long Island).

Click here to link to the NPR segment.

Congratulations to all the new National Champions and finalists!

Division Winners Finalists
Boys 10 & Under James Bjorkman-Sam Slobin Ted Manges-Harry Walker
Girls 10 & Under Ally Batter-Eliza Denious Hannah Bjorkman-Katherine Luttmann  
Boys 12 & Under Connor Daley-Alex Slobin Bobby Clarke-Robbie Gavigan
Girls 12 & Under Caroline Andretta-Kendall Codey Cami Adajian-Emily Simonds
Boys 14 & Under Will Burger-Gardner Tregellas Patrick Dellinger-Will Kleeman
Girls 14 & Under Kate Fahey- Lauren Fishbein Jamie Jones-Stephanie Webster
Boys 18 & Under Chris Brosnan-Pat Brosnan Nick Newhouse-Jason Ottomano
Girls 18 & Under Corey Delaney-Nicki Ross Margaret Souther-Rachel Whitney

Girls 18 & Under Photos by George and Cindy Ross

Link to Photos

2010 APTA Junior Nationals Slide Show #1

2010 APTA Junior Nationals Slide Show #2

2010 APTA Junior Nationals Video Preview - by G. Hamilton

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Platform Tennis Jr. Nationals 2010 from G Hamilton on Vimeo.


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